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Links not opening new window

Postby MrPenny » Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 pm

TheSkepticOverlord wrote:http:http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread310588/pg1
http:http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread296934/pg1
http:http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread293234/pg1
Pretty active here too...
http:http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread225616/pg1


This will drive shawnna crazy.

If I could offer a suggestion to the board admins? Adjust the code so urls and links open in a new, minimized window, or a new tab? It's not generally considered good form to have readers or surfers completely leave your site.

That's just a suggestion. And I wasn't sure where to post it.

BTW....I broke the above links so they wouldn't work with a click.
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Re: Links not opening new window

Postby Access Denied » Fri May 02, 2008 3:01 pm

Hi MrPenny, good suggestion. I moved this to the Board Business forum.

I noticed this too, the old forum did this correctly but I couldn't find a setting for it in the new control panel. I'm forwarding this to Steve as he probably knows where it is.

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Re: Links not opening new window

Postby Zep Tepi » Fri May 02, 2008 4:43 pm

I've made the required changes to the code and all new links will now open a new window/tab. All of the links that were generated before the change and which were enclosed in the URL tags will also work, but those that were simply posted as links, will not.

For example:
Links like this, new and old alike, open a new window.

Links like this made after the change will also open a new window:
http://www.realityuncovered.com

But those type of links that were posted before the change will continue to open up in the same window.

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Re: Links not opening new window

Postby You Can Call Me Ray » Fri May 02, 2008 8:09 pm

You do excellent, and timely, work Steve. Thanks for taking care of us so well!

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Re: Links not opening new window

Postby Zep Tepi » Sat May 03, 2008 12:04 am

Aw shucks! Thanks Ray :)

The revamped main site is now almost completed. There are still a couple of minor things to finish off, the new Serpo section being one of them, but all of the old content has now been exported to the new format and can be viewed by clicking any of the destinations in the links menu at the top of the page.

The structure and navigation of the new site is completely different to the old version, but all of the old links will still work as before thanks to automatic redirects from the old page names to the new. The new content sits on the (new) .net server, with the forum and the blog still at the .com address. The two addresses will be merged into one within the next few days, with only a minimal downtime of the forum while we transfer the database.

Let us know what you think,

The New RU Website

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